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Misfits TV series s01e04

MisfitsA review by Nalini Haynes

★★★★☆  four out of five stars

The drama amps up in Misfits episode four. Curtis hasn’t managed any degree of control over his time-rewind power yet but running into his girlfriend triggered a major rewind, back to the night he was busted for drugs.

Curtis realises when he is and starts trying to fix the past. Along the way he meets the Misfits and nearly runs into probation officers one and two as well. Nathan is an asshat (at least he’s consistent!), Kelly is nearly unconscious in the stairwell, Alisha is flirty with all the guys and Simon meets some guys only to be turned away.

Trying to fix the drug bust isn’t as easy as you might think. Worse still were the It’s a Wonderful Life-like consequences of Curtis removing himself from his friends’ lives. Curtis does a bit of a Groundhog Day in his efforts to fix things to a point where he can live with himself.

The plot was well thought out and engaging, portraying each character consistently for both then and now. Time travel stories can be difficult to do well, especially for the geek crowd who know all the tropes and pitfalls; Misfits did this well. Humor and drama is a winning combination for Misfits. Highly recommended.

Note: drug use, drug bust and drugs meet toilet; all of these can be distressing for various viewers.

Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.


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